Igbo Apex socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has expressed dismay with the show of disinterest Igbo youths( of South East Nigeria) have exhibited towards the ongoing recruitment exercise for General Duty Constables of the Nigeria Police Force.
President -General, Ohanaze Ndigbo, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, in a statement made available to newsmen on October 29Th,2023, said the available information shows that Kaduna State is leading in the on-line application into the Police Force with 20, 259 while Anambra State trails last with 541 applications. Others include Ebonyi State with 737; Abia State, 966; Imo State, 999; and Enugu, 1,036.
“The lack of interest by the Igbo youths towards the Nigeria Police Force is disturbing because, it is only by enlisting in the Police Force that offers the unique possibility of becoming a senior police officer in the future”, he said.
Iwuanyanwu therefore, called on the South East stakeholders to sensitize the Igbo youths to embrace the opportunity provided by the ongoing recruitment exercise.
“”hereby call on the South East Governors led by His Excellency, Sen. Hope Uzodimma, CON; the Chairman, South East Council of Traditional Rulers led by HRH, Ambassador Lawrence Agubuzu, CFR; the States President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo; the Chairman, Association of South East Town Unions led by Chief Emeka Diwe; the Clergy and the various Igbo groups and social movements to use their various structures to sensitize the Igbo youths to embrace the opportunity provided by the ongoing recruitment exercise.
Author: Maureen Ikpeama